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Michael James MenschingNovember 21, 1980 ~ May 31, 2017 (age 36)
Michael James Mensching, age 36, suddenly, was called home to the Lord sometime during the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 31st. Born on November 21st 1980 to his parents Martha and James Mensching. Devoted little brother to sister Nicole Carney, older brother to Katie Lynn, James (Brenda) Mensching. Cherished by his nephews Ryan, Griffin, and Crew Carney. Wesley and Emmett Mensching, nieces, Ava King and Skyler Mensching, and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Preceeded in death by Grandma Susie Mensching, Grandmother Edith O'Malley, and Uncle James Manusos.
Michael lived each and everyday of his life to the fullest. Always full of enthusiasm, his genuine spirit, a true testament of selflessness that so many were touched and blessed by knowing him. His kindness and love for his family, his friends, animals, and strangers was unlike any other. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Michael always had a smile on his face. It was contagious and would light up the room. He knew no negative in this world, he lived freely doing the things he loved passionately and without fear. He was the epitome of positivity, kindness and all that is pure and good in a person. He has set a high standard that all can learn from, how to live our lives to be happier and better people to ourselves and to one another. We truly believe Mike was sent to us from God to spread his love here on earth and now God called him home, and we will not disappoint him by ever forgetting all the good that he brought to our lives.
Michael graduated New Trier High School in 1999, where he participated in Special Olympics, wrestling and played on the varsity football team. Growing up he played baseball with Wilmette Baseball association. Mike spent countless summers hanging out at Roemer baseball park. Michael was so proud of his coaching of Wilmette Youth Football. He was a champion bowler, and he loved to golf. The day before he passed, he shot his best round ever, 88. He was so proud of himself. Every Tuesday night Mike would take a LYFT by himself to Grapevine, TX to sing Karaoke. Mike was an avid Green Bay Packers, CUBS, and Northwestern Wildcats Fan. Mike loved all animals and lovingly took care of many pets.
In Lieu of Flowers; a memorial "Michael's Angel Fund" will be set up at North Shore Community Bank and Trust Glencoe, IL, which will benefit many causes Michael cared deeply about: scholarship, animals, Special Olympics, and more. The family will be setting up a memorial legacy website with updates.
Funeral from Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove Wednesday 9:15 a.m. To St. Joseph Church 1747 Lake Ave. Wilmette, IL; Mass 10 a.m. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, June 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with prayer service at 7:15 p.m. (847) 965-2500